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Europe To Host First Annual SUP Conference

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UPDATE: THE SUP SURF CONFERENCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE. STAY TUNED FOR MORE NEWS AS THE NEW DATE IS TO BE RELEASED SOON...

 

CARDIFF, U.K. - 2015 will see the worlds first SUP and Surf Coaching and Development conference. The aim is to professionally update existing coaches, share ideas and develop together regardless of existing affiliations or associations. It is a unique opportunity for not only coaches, schools, clubs and professionals to come together but also those looking to develop their skills. It is an unrivalled weekend to meet and discuss ideas with like minded people and those across the industry. Europe’s 1st SUP and Surf Coaching Conference.

Date – 18th/19th April
Venue – Cardiff International White Water and local venues
Cost – £100 including evening meal (or £60 per day)

A great opportunity for SUP and Surf coaches, guides, school and centre owners, competitors and those looking for professional development. Throughout the weekend workshops will be held in areas, such as technique, teaching and coaching, equipment and tips and tricks all aimed at developing those attending. It will be an ideal occasion to chat with others in same industry, share experiences and ask questions. Saturday afternoon will be dedicated to trying new equipment and discussions with manufacturers.

To register for the event click here.

Manufacturers include: Palm Equipment, Starboard, Red Paddle Co, Mistral, OShea, C4 Watermen, Select Paddles, Loco Sup, Supboarder Mag, Pura Vida, Canoe and Kayak Store.

2015 wsa sup surf conference

Schedule of Events

 
Registration

08:30 – 09:30

Welcome

09:30 – 10:00

AALS

10:00 – 10:20

Workshops

10:30 – 13:00

LUNCH

13:00 – 14:00

Demos and Manufacturers

14:00 – 17:30 (Saturday)

Workshops

14:00-17:30 (Sunday)

Evening Meal

18:30 – 19:30

Presentation

19:30 – 21:00

Workshops

 

Saturday 18th April

 
SUP and Surf- The Coaching Process

A great insight on how we learn and effective methods for coaching and getting the best from your students and your coaching. (full day)

SUP and Surf Coaching Differently Abled

This workshop will show you that anything is possible, breaking down barriers and setting high standards for all. It will also be a great opportunity for sharing ideas and methods. (am)

SUP and Surf Rescue

An update workshop to introduce preventative ideas, new effective methods and rescue techniques to share ideas and overcome problems. (am)

SUP Perfect Paddling

The dark art of the glide, what is the most effective stroke, how it works and put it into practice. (am)

SUP Race Tips and Tricks

Join the UK’s best race practitioners for an insight into areas that will develop your racing. (am)

Surf Coach Tricks

An open forum to discuss how we as surf coaches problem solve, encourage and get our clients standing. (am)

SUP White Water Safety

Before jumping onto white water, learn some basic survival techniques to keep you safe, including equipment use, swimming and throw bag use. (am)

SUP Fit

A workshop to introduce some group management techniques and exercises, great for your paddle outs or to progress to be a SUP Fit coach.

Sunday 19th April

 
SUP Surf Development

Progress your SUP surfing under the watchful eye of the British Champion. We will be looking into board and paddle design, useful techniques as well as coaching tips. You will need to have a level of skill to catch waves. (all day)

Surf and SUP First Aid Update

This workshop can be used to update your first aid. Working in an outdoor setting we will be focusing on simple, effective techniques and essential knowledge. (all day)

Surf Coaching Improvers

An open forum to help us learn progressive methods of coaching improvers, hands on workshop putting ideas into practice. (all day)

Coaching the Differently Abled

This workshop will show you that anything is possible, breaking down barriers and setting high standards for all. It will also be a great opportunity for sharing ideas and methods. (am)

SUP Perfect Paddling

The dark art of the glide, what is the most effective stroke, how it works and put it into practice. (am)

SUP Fit

A workshop to introduce some group management techniques and exercises, great for your paddle outs or to progress to be a SUP Fit coach. (am)

Race Turns and Tactics

Quicker turns, drafting? Learn and practice how to be a better racer, some useful points to make you faster. (am)

White Water Skills

Breaking in and out, ferry glides, turns and river running, a great introduction to moving water skills. (am)

SUP White Water Safety

Before jumping onto white water, learn some basic survival techniques to keep you safe, including equipment use, swimming and throw bag use. (pm)

Surf and SUP, Schools and Clubs

Useful and must know information for those who run clubs and schools. We will look at the law, our duty of care and an open discussion on successful clubs and schools. (pm) 

For more information regarding the event, head to the Waterskills Academy Website.

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